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LA hospice named elite

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By Special to the Monitor

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service announced that it has been named to the 2007 Homecare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health-care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.The 2007 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information.“We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite,” said Bill Bassett, senior director of market strategy at OCS Inc. “Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Los Alamos Visiting Nurses is dedicated to quality and performance.”Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Executive Director Sarah Rochester credits the staff, physician and community support with the company’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. “We are committed to maintaining delivery of the highest quality home care and hospice services to residents of the communities we serve,” she said.“Making the 2007 HomeCare Elite is commendable in today’s highly competitive home health care industry,” said Jonathan Stern, group publisher of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Group. “We congratulate Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service on being one of the top 25 percent best-performing home care agencies in the country.”The 2007 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2007 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OSC Inc., the leading provider of healthcare informatics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The entire list of the 2007 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OSC website at www.ocsys.com.The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is not-for-profit homecare and hospice program providing medical and social services to patients in their homes regardless of ability to pay.Formed in 1973, it will celebrate its 35th birthday this year and continue to deliver care. OSC is the market leader in healthcare information solutions. By collecting, evaluating and interpreting healthcare information, its empower leaders with data-driven insight that helps optimize mission-critical decision-making.DecisionHealth serves businesses and regulatory needs of healthcare providers and their administrative staffs nationwide, including home health agencies. It offers more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines, books websites, and loose-leaf service, and sponsors many professional seminars, conferences and expositions.